Over the past several days, I debated about whether or not I should post something about Tony Scott, given the sensational dimension the circumstances surrounding his passing has wrought. Upon further reflection I decided that it is apt because, no matter what surrounds a person’s passing, it is always appropriate to reflect upon their life and work, especially when with one who gave so much to the entertainment of the masses.
It is in that vein that I present to you my top three films (no particular order) in his impressive oeuvre.
Crimson Tide (1995)
Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman jockey for power on a submarine. Enough said. Oh yeah and Viggo Mortensen was in it too
Enemy of the State (1998)
Is this type of conspiracy really possible? For me it did not matter because I simply loved this action-packed espionage thriller, a suspension of
Man on Fire (2004)
Yeah I know it is a remake and not a perfect film, but it kept me engaged all the way through. And it’s Denzel Washington – plus who could resist Christopher Walken as the biggest “hype man” in cinematic history.
Honorable Mention to The Last Boy Scout (1991) chalk this one up as a case of a very, very guilty pleasure.
(And yes, no Top Gun on this list – for whatever reason, this film never floated my boat).
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